Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) requires facilities to inform certain state and local entities about the presence and amounts of hazardous chemicals they keep on site.
Under Section 312, the owners/operators of a facility subject to the provisions of EPCRA are required to submit an emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form to the local emergency planning committee, the state emergency response commission and the local fire department. States and localities, under their own laws and ordinances may require facility owners to submit information that is supplemental to Section 312 requirements.
Any person can ask the state emergency response commission or the local emergency planning committee for the Tier II information from a specific facility relating to the preceding calendar year.
There are two reporting "tiers" under Section 312. According to EPA, states may require the submission of only Tier II information or other state developed forms, provided all federal chemical inventory reporting requirements are met.
For questions and/or comments regarding North Carolina reporting guidance, contact:
EPCRA/CBRNE Program Manager
NC Emergency Management
4236 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
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